Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 3 mln mark

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,021,769 as of Sunday morning, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

A man gets his temperature measured before entering South Africa at the Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe, near Musina, South Africa, on January 8, 2021. (File photo: AFP)

According to the continental disease control and prevention agency's Africa COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 72,121.

A total of 2,450,492 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered across the continent as of Sunday morning.

The most affected African countries in terms of the number of positive cases include South Africa, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, and Ethiopia, at 1,214,176, 451,637, 157,514, 148,799 and 127,792 respectively.

South Africa has also reported the highest COVID-19-inflicted deaths in Africa, at 32,824 on Sunday, according to the Africa CDC